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Carolina Panthers release veteran Antoine Cason

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Amid a miserable three-win season, the Panthers will start looking at younger players.

Carolina on Tuesday parted ways with cornerback Antoine Cason, releasing the veteran. The 28-year-old was on a one-year deal and will finish his time under Ron Rivera with a pair of interceptions and 44 tackles.

The move likely opens the door for Bene' Benwikere, the team's fifth-round pick in 2014, to get some more playing time. Cason was merely helping them tread water in the meantime.

Cason will hit waivers on Tuesday afternoon and could be an interesting option for a competitive team looking to secure some cornerback depth down the stretch.

Cason was a first-round pick by the San Diego Chargers in 2008 and spent last season in Arizona.

Cason played in nearly 700 snaps for the Panthers this year, though he was in on fewer than half on Sunday against the Vikings.

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